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July 26 in San Antonio history...

The Ursuline Convent is now being thoroughly repainted in every part and all panels, walls, lintels and doors nicely grained. Such treatment of the entire building will do much to spark it up. 48 more words


Careful What You Wish For

Raw digits cling for dear life, pain penetrating to the bone. Muscles flex, sinews burn under acid soaked flesh. This isn’t what I pictured as a boy, staring out the window at night wishing upon a star that I would someday journey to space. 90 more words

Creative Writing

Warmup Wednesday!

Directions: Write a scene or an entire story of 100 words on the nose (no more, no fewer), inspired by this photograph. No judging. All fun. 66 more words

Flash Fiction

So This Man Walks Into the Shop...

Someone just walked into the shop with the print above, “Child with Cherries” by Bouguereau, dated 1896.

“Can you tell me what it’s worth?” he asks. 515 more words

Heritage Collectibles

Feeding the Doves (1896)

I first saw this Edison short back in the late twentieth century, when I was in film school, only it was presented as a woman feeding chickens. 184 more words


Interrupted Lovers (1896)

Another quickie Edison comedy from the summer of 1896, this one isn’t as long or quite as successful as “The Lone Fisherman.” Here, a young couple sits on a park bench, only to be assaulted during their… 141 more words


The Lone Fisherman (1896)

Made during the September of 1896, this movie is a simple comedy, displaying the ability to get a laugh in just a short time and without the benefit of sound. 191 more words